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Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Coming to these memes a bit late. Our library in Carnegie was closed till today. I arrived late on the 23rd night so it was a nightmarish experience with no books!!!  Mailbox Monday is being hosted for this month by Let them Read Books.
It's Monday what are you reading is hosted  by Sheila at Book Journey.

The books that I picked up from the library are a rather nice mixed bunch of books.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. On my last visit to Melbourne this was permanently reserved!

Penelope Lively is an old favourite.

The blurb says the story of one family's vineyard dream. Let me live vicariously!

My copy and paste has not done much for this cover. Haunting Bombay by Shilpa Aggarwal. A debut novel by this author - love books with extended family - even in my country of Sri Lanka becoming rather rare these days.

I have started reading the Major Pettigrew book and am already sixty pages in!!! This is quite an achievement as it has to be done in between laundry, cooking and the myriad chores which seem to pile up in this house.


  1. There used to be a time for reading, now we are reading the time.

  2. I keep hearing good things about Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. Sounds like you are enjoying it, if you are getting through it that quickly.

  3. Major Pettigrew was just the book at bedtime on Radio 4 wasn't it- I caught some nights but not others but have always wanted to read that one- next year hopefully will be the year of reading a book a week!

  4. Can't wait to hear what you think about Major Pettigrew. Happy reading!

  5. I have Major Pettigrew but haven't read it yet so I look forward to your thoughts on it ...

  6. Thank you for visiting me...these look like very good reads...thank you and have a blessed week.

  7. Looking forwards to reading your thoughts on Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, as I've been wanting to read this for a while.

  8. I picked up Major Pettigrew's Last Stand a couple of months ago but still haven't managed to get to it yet. I am definitely checking out Haunting Bombay. I love family sagas and the description on Amazon sounds really good :)

  9. I have heard good things about Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. I can't wait to see what you think of it.